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Avon Valley Railway (AVR)

Address: Bath Road | Bitton Station, Bristol BS30 6HD, England
Phone Number: 0117 932 5538
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Ranked #17 of 131 Activities in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Bristol and Bath's heritage steam railway, offering a six mile round trip which takes passengers...
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Bristol and Bath's heritage steam railway, offering a six mile round trip which takes passengers along sections of the old Midland Railway, providing a chance to see the magnificent River Avon Valley from a unique viewpoint.

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Bristol, Uk
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7 reviews 7 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We booked the Santa steam special on Christmas Eve - worth every single penny. Authentically twinkly Santa who came round and chatted before handing out the excellent quality gifts (and the two seven year old girls got a different gift each). Delicious mine pies and biscuits, very friendly staff and volunteers, superb planning and organisation. We enjoyed it so much... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

What a lovely setting. Old station, steam trains, beautiful countryside and walks (at end of line just a few hundred yards to a lovely pub with great food). Great for all the family from the youngest to the older generation. BRILLIANT!!!!!!!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

My husband had this as his Christmas present. It was fantastic and the staff were so friendly. We went on the sherry and mince pie trip and they even catered for non-drinkers with soft drinks. We would certainly recommend this to anyone....

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My daughter loves trains she enjoyed every moment there and because location is not far to travel, there always different events on so do check before you go as moment be more on so do plan a head.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

i have been on this Santa christmas trip every year for around 17 years, my dad takes the grandchildren as a treat and I love it also. Every year has been fairly mediocre, but this year was fantastic, the Elf was lovely and really engaged with the children as did Santa this year.. really well done to these obviously new... More 

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South West England
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113 reviews 113 reviews
43 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We thought that we would try the Santa Express for 2014 and booked early. The day before we were due to go, my son was rushed to hospital and ended up in Intensive Care. I contacted the railway explained the situation and they were so so helpful, rearranging my ticket for him so that he wouldn't miss out. Cannot praise... More 

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Bristol
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Yet another great trip on the Santa Special, if you missed it this year, put it in your diary for 2015. Best of both worlds, Staem Train one end and a Heritage Diesel the other. Santa spends time with the children on and off the train.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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144 reviews 144 reviews
72 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Avon Valley Railway is not very long but the welcome and the feel is great. In one direction towards Bristol it is hardly visually exciting but the other end of the line through the Avon Valley is lovely and though a short journey the contrasts are great. Enjoy good food at the station - good value too and served... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The train doesn't go very fast but the view is beautiful, a lot of people like walking along the rails, it is a nice walk. The train itself is more family friendly. Do try it if you are around

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My family and I went on the murder mystery trip on the train this weekend and we had a great time! When we arrived the actors took us through the plot - someone had been horribly murdered and our task was to find out who'd done it! We then boarded the train and enjoyed a tasty two course meal -... More 

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